Originally Posted by LadyDreamer
Also, just go slow if you are nervous. Walk walk walk whoa. If that is all you get done that day, then good for you. You need to develop more good experiences on her to help overcome that bad.
^^^ That. And remember to breathe.
I had a bad fall years ago and quit riding. I'm now back in the saddle on an amazing patient OTTB. In fact, I rode this morning... walk, circles, figure eight, whoa, walk, walk, trot a few strides, whoa, walk, circle, etc.
He was not the one that threw me years ago, but the fear is still there. But every ride on my sweet boy builds my confidence. It also develops a strong bond between us. If I can get out of my own way, I'm still a decent rider.